Greeley Police Department launches new traffic enforcement operations on U.S. 34
January 12, 2017
In an effort to prevent fatal traffic accidents on Greeley's roads and highways, the Greeley Police Department is cracking down on traffic violations on U.S. 34 within city limits.
According to a news release from Sgt. Joe Tymkowych, the department's traffic enforcement unit Wednesday morning launched a concerted effort to target drivers who were speeding and committing other moving violations on U.S. 34 in the city.
The release stated a team of five officers pulled over more than 40 motorists from 7: 30 a.m. until just after noon. They wrote twenty speeding tickets for drivers traveling at more than 80 mph, and two of those tickets were issued to drivers traveling over 100 mph. Officers also wrote tickets for other offenses, such as following too closely or failing to move for emergency vehicles, the release said.
Greeley Police Chief Jerry Garner in the release promised his department would keep up those efforts.
"We continue to get citizen complaints of very aggressive driving on Highway 34," Garner stated in the release. "Inasmuch as we have had Colorado law enforcement officers killed this year by drivers failing to move over or slow down for a stopped emergency vehicle, we will be emphasizing enforcement for these serious violations."